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  • adj. Very brave; brave and magnanimous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very brave; brave and magnanimous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a lion's heart or courage; brave and magnanimous: as, Richard the Lion-hearted (Richard Cæur de Lion—King Richard I. of England).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extraordinarily courageous


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  • Once, Terrence, who was nearly as large as an Airedale and fully as lion-hearted — Terrence the Magnificent, as Tom Haggin called him — had caught such a bush-dog trespassing on the beach and given him a delightful thrashing, in which Jerry and Michael, and Patsy and Kathleen, who were at the time alive, had joined with many shrill yelps and sharp nips.

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  • WHAT WENT WRONG: The Huskies lacked leadership and struggled with chemistry issues at times, and when they struggled, they did not have the lion-hearted individual to rally the troops.

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  • If there is a round table with Michael Eavis at the head and Maid Emily at his side, then lion-hearted Billy has a seat at the table, and is a cherished and noble knight of the Worthy realm.

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  • The 'masculine heroism' of Bouboulina was celebrated alongside the image of the Republican Mother, whom Parren clearly admired, and likened to the '... lion-hearted Spartan women who cast off unfit children and disowned husbands who cowered from war'.

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  • My name is Leonard, the lion-hearted, from medieval times?

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  • I enjoy repeating it often, almost unconsciously as a reminder, I guess, of the inventiveness of Baila, my tiny, lion-hearted grandmother.

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  • And while "Sully" got a noble, lion-hearted portrait photo on the cover of New York magazine, complete with halo, NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman told Matt Lauer that at least some of the Suleman brood "will be physically or mentally challenged" as they grow up.

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  • It tells us that Britain - that once lion-hearted nation for which humiliation has become its national pastime - is now in trouble.

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  • See you not that the envoy whom you have selected so carefully hath brought us, in this physician, the means of restoring the lion-hearted, bull-necked Englishman to prosecute his Crusading enterprise.

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  • Richard tidings, which from another voice the lion-hearted King would not have brooked to hear without the most unbounded explosions of resentment.

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